Frequently Asked Questions

Plan Benefits

Even if you don’t wear glasses or contacts, regular visits to your eye doctor may help contribute to your overall health by potentially catching serious problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.1

You can enroll during the following:

  • Within 60 days of your date of hire or a qualifying life event, i.e. marriage, birth of a child.
  • During the annual fall open enrollment period.

Eyeglasses and routine eye exams can be more expensive than you may think. With Davis Vision by MetLife, you can save up to $361 a year on eye exams and eyewear.3

You can go to any licensed eye care professional. Choose from thousands of participating professionals at private practices or popular retail locations,4 such as Costco Optical, Walmart Vision, Sam’s Club Optical and more.5 Enjoy lower out-of-pocket costs when visiting a participating vision care provider.

Or visit online in-network eyewear stores, including,, 1 800 contacts and

If you choose an out-of-network provider, you will have increased out-of-pocket expenses, pay in full at the time of services, and need to file a claim with MetLife for reimbursement.

Plan Features

You can find a participating eye care professional by using the Find a Vision Provider tool at:

Choose the eyewear that’s right for you and your budget. Take advantage of a selection of fully covered frames at no additional cost to you, plus get access to the Davis Vision Exclusive Collection, with coverage on designer frames at no cost and a one-year breakage warranty.

Our Davis Vision Exclusive Collection includes 222 designer, fashion and premier frames from brands including FILA, Jones New York, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta and Perry Ellis5 with new styles added every year.

Routine eye exams, frames and lenses are available with your plan at competitive group rates. Your plan also offers lens enhancement options including, but not limited to, polycarbonate (shatter-resistant) lenses, ultraviolet (UV) coating, scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, and progressive lenses.

Your plan includes a discount on laser vision correction up to 50%.2 Plus, you can get a hearing exam at no additional cost and a discount up to 40% off hearing aids.6

  • Telephone Number: The telephone number for vision benefits questions is: 833-Eye-Life (1-833-393-5433)
  • MyBenefits: You can access your vision program on Cornell MyBenefits.  On MyBenefits, you can use the Find a Vision Provider Tool, see claims history and access a digital ID card.

Securely register on Metlife's MyBenefits website to view your new claims occurring on or after January 1, 2024, print your digital ID card, review information about your plan and more.

You do not need an ID card to schedule an appointment or receive services from a participating network provider. When obtaining services, provide your name and date of birth and let your provider know that your plan uses the Davis Vision network.

While ID cards aren’t required, digital ID cards are available by registering on the MyBenefits site at Cornell MyBenefits or by viewing ID cards on the MetLife mobile app. You can also request new cards by calling 833-Eye-Life (1-833-393-5433). When obtaining services, let them know that your plan uses the Davis Vision network.

Heiting, OD, Gary. Eye exams: 5 reasons why they are important. All About Vision, January 2022.

2 Laser vision correction services administered by QualSight, LLC. May not be available in all service areas.

3 Your actual savings from enrolling in the Davis Vision by MetLife plan will depend on various factors, including plan premiums, number of visits to an eye care professional by your family per year, and the cost of services and materials received. Be sure to review the Schedule of Benefits for your plan's specific benefits and other important details.

4 For a list of participating providers, use the Find a Vision Provide tool at Select Find a Vision Provider, choose Davis Vision by MetLife, complete the information requested and hit the Search Now button.

5 All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Hearing services administered by Your Hearing Network. May not be available in all service areas.

MetLife vision benefits are underwritten by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY. Certain claims and network administration services are provided through Davis Vision, Inc. (“Davis Vision”), a New York corporation. Davis Vision is part of the MetLife family of companies. Like most group benefit programs, Davis Vision by MetLife plans contain certain exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, waiting periods and terms for keeping them in force. Please contact MetLife or your plan administrator for costs and complete details.